JPI Water - EPA Datasheet

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JPI Water - EPA Datasheet

  1. 1. Showcasing Ireland’s success in European Research Programmes Research Area: Natural Resources Management Joint Programme Initiative Water – Challenges for a Changing World“The Water-JPI consortium PROJECT DESCRIPTION offers Ireland access to high Water is a critical resource for the European society. Beside its main life func- end, international expertise tion, freshwater also provides many other functions essential to our economy in the water research area. such as transport, energy provision, heat exchange, cleaning, washing, and Sharing knowledge, expertise constitutes a necessary raw material for many industries. Water availability in and research outcomes is a key sufficient quantities and adequate quality is an issue of highest priority and part in developing mutually represents a pan-European and global societal challenge. beneficial partnerships with other EU member states. Water challenges cannot be successfully tackled through the isolated effort of individual national research and innovation programmes. A significant share The Environmental Protection (more than 70%) of public spending in water research and technology devel- Agency looks forward to opment is programmed, executed and evaluated at national level. working with our European partners in the coming years.” This project aims at developing a coordinated and strategic approach to public national and regional research and innovation funding in Europe. The project Brian Donlon runs from January 2013 to December 2015 and involves 17 institutions in 14 Environmental Protection Agency partner countries. For further information: www.waterjpi.eu/water-jpiInniscarra weir, River Lee, Co. Cork(adjacent to EPA office Cork)
  2. 2. PROJECT PARTNERSContribution from IrelandThe Environmental Protection ✓✓MINECO, Ministry of Economy and CompetitivenessAgency (EPA) will represent (Spain) (Project-Co-ordinator)Ireland on the Water JPI. ●● FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal)The EPA will assist in thedevelopment of the strategic ●● IRSTEA, Institut National de Recerche en Sciences et Technologiesresearch agenda based on the pour L’Environnement et L’Agriculture (France)mapping and analysis of water ●● NERC, Natural Environmental Research Council (UK)research area at both Europeanand international level. ●● NL Agency, Ministerie van Economiische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie (The Netherlands)This input will ensure that ●● ISPRA, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Italy)Ireland will have significantinfluence on shaping the ●● DN, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management (Norway)European water researchagenda and that Ireland ●● AKA, Suomen Akatemia (Finland)can collaborate with its ●● EPA, Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland)international peers in jointresearch calls in coming years. ●● UEFISCDI, Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (Romania) ●● RPF, Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus) ●● ONEMA, Office National de L’eau et des milieu Aquatiques (France)Project DetailsArea: FP7-JPROG-2012-RTD ●● SUEN, Turkiye su Enstitusu (Turkey)Start Date: 1/1/2013 ●● RCN, Norges Forskningsrad (Norway)Duration: 36 months ●● BRGM, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (France)Project Cost: €2,624,169 ●● Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (Israel)EC Funding to Consortium: ●● Jülich Forschungszentrum (Germany)€1,998,002EC Funding to Ireland:€44,000Coordinator: Spain Contact Dr Brian Donlon Tel: +353 (021) 487 5540 Email: b.donlon@epa.ie Dr Alice Wemaere Tel: +353 (01) 2680146 Email: a.wemaere@epa.ie Dr Enrique Playán (Co-ordinator) Tel: +34 976 716 087 Email: enrique.playan@csic.es

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